When you have the opportunity to get exactly what you've been asking for, how do you respond? 🤔
Do you recognize and give thanks? Or dismiss and move on to the next thing? 😘
Working three jobs, I often tell myself I want more time with the kids. That I'm putting in these extra hours so that I can be with them more. Have more quality time. Make more memories...... 😏
Today I found myself phone in hand, responding to messages and getting work done. Yet, it was during the time block that I am trying to reserve for family time. 🙇♀️
🤷♀️ Then I looked over and saw baby playing with a CD bundle that she found in the closet, content and happy to be exactly where she was, in that moment. 🧘♀️
🧘♀️ It made me stop and I heard my inner dialogue telling me - This is one of those moments. They don't need the excitement and dazzle that you think they do. They just need your undivided attention and ability to be present. 🧘♀️
🧘♀️ So onto the floor I went. We talked about colors, shapes and fitting the CDs onto the spindle. And those 7 minutes before dinner were one of the best parts of my day <3 👩👧👧
👩👧👧 These kids teach me so damn much about priorities and mindfulness. I can only hope I do the same for them.